Medjool Dates Stuffed with Water Chestnuts

Medjool Dates Stuffed with Water Chestnuts

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These stuffed dates are a huge hit at any party–and if there are any left, they reheat beautifully!

You can stuff these dates with just about anything--try goat cheese, or dried apricots.

Ingredients

  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 24 slices of canned water chestnuts
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (estimate - you will need a couple of shakes per date)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (estimate - you will need a few drops per date)
  • 24 toothpicks

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2 Split the dates in two and remove the pit, leaving you with 24 halves.
  • 3 Insert a water chestnut into each half.
  • 4 Cut bacon strips in half so you have a total of 24.
  • 5 Wrap bacon around each stuffed date and secure with a toothpick.
  • 6 Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 7 Sprinkle a little of the ginger over the top - just a shake or two.
  • 8 Drop a few drops of soy sauce over the bacon.
  • 9 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is to desired crispness.
  • 10 Remove from baking sheet and serve warm.

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